Potratz earns GPAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 16, 2023 in Football

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – After finding the end zone for the first time in his collegiate career, freshman defensive back Will Potratz was recognized on Monday (Oct. 16) as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week. Potratz is the first Concordia University Football player to garner a GPAC weekly award this 2023 season. He was honored for his role in this past Saturday’s 44-23 win at Hastings.

A Lincoln East High School graduate, Potratz made the second start of his career while holding down a cornerback spot opposite Carson Core. Potratz collected 13 tackles, including one for loss as part of an active day at Hastings. The touchdown came early in the fourth quarter. After Devon Polley jarred the ball loose from the Bronco running back, Potratz scooped the ball up from inside the five-yard line and scored the defensive touchdown. That play pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 38-16 at the time. On the season, Potratz has made 16 tackles. He is majoring in Business Communication.

Concordia will have a bye this week while preparing to host Midland on Oct. 28. The Bulldogs stand at 3-4 with three games remaining in the 2023 season.